International photography gallery on display at Greenville’s Grand Bohemian Lodge | Greenville


GREENVILLE — Fotografiska, a non-traditional series of photographic art museums, is partnering with Autograph Collection Hotels to display its new collection, Impressions, throughout the world — and is now on display at downtown Greenville’s Grand Bohemian Lodge.

The exhibit will run through Sept. 8. 

Four artists-in-residence at Autograph Hotels in Berlin, Tokyo, Oklahoma City and the city of San Pedro in Belize gathered collections centered around the themes of inspiration, vibrancy, emotions and seeing the unseen, according to a news release announcing the series.

Jonas Bendiksen walked the streets of Berlin while he stayed at Hotel Luc, looking for spontaneity in his collection, small moments that can tell whole stories about the scene they are set in. 

In Belize, Cristina de Middel pursued how the light, nature and color of San Pedro affected the characters of the city. Her work makes fictional scenario come to life with real characters and place, showing that the way we see things may not be as they truly are. 

While living at The National in Oklahoma City,  Gregory Halpern took his time learning the location, placing himself in unexpected parts of the city: a boxing gym, barber shop and rodeo. His photography captures the young, big-city feel, and how nose rings and nightclubs clash and blend with the tradition of wide open spaces, highways and cowboys.

During her stay at Mesm Tokyo, Alessandra Sanguinetti took the plunge beyond the surface of Tokyo in search of people and secrets, revealing what the veneer of the city doesn’t show. Sanguinetti uses contrast to reveal the rich reality of the interior world.

“Impressions is a special project in showing the individuality of both inspiration and of the approaches that artists take to manifest their creative visions into being,” Fotografiska’s Global VP of Business Partnerships & Development Karolina Dmowska said.

The collection started its journey in New York in July and  then came to Greenville.


Baseball Hall Of Fame Sends Photography Exhibit On The Road


Baseball teams play half their schedules on the road.

Now the Baseball Hall of Fame is doing the same.

It’s sending a photo exhibit on a three-year, four-city road trip that started Thursday at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, NY.

It will remain on display through Oct. 15, when baseball will be involved in playoffs leading to the World Series. Future stops for the 51-picture exhibit are Dubuque, Iowa; Greenville, SC
; and Laurel, MS over the next three years.

Its title is more than a mouthful: “Picturing America’s Pastime: A Snapshot of the Photograph Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.”

Photos in the traveling road show represent a small fraction of the approximately 750,000 images in the archives of the museum, which officially opened its doors on June 12, 1939.

Both black-and-white and color images are included, as well as sepia, with works spanning a time-frame that began with the birth of the game – and the birth of the camera – in the 19th century.

Among the photographers represented are Charles M. Conlon, Carl J. Horner, William C. Greene, Brad Mangin, and Arthur Rothstein (no relation to the gambler allegedly involved in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal).

As in the actual museum in Cooperstown, NY, the exhibit links two American passions: baseball and photography.

After leaving the Long Island Museum, the photo exhibit will move to the Dubuque Museum of Art next year, and both the Upcountry History Museum at Furman University in Greenville and the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Mississippi in 2025.

Copies of famous baseball photographs may be purchased at the Hall of Fame’s gift shop or online. In addition, many volumes of baseball books for sale in Cooperstown contain some of the same photographs on display in the traveling exhibit.

A non-profit institution that relies acquires its artifacts by donation rather than purchase, the Hall of Fame has 342 elected members, including Class of 2023 inductees Fred McGriff and Scott Rolen.

Inductions will be held at the Clark Sports Center, about a mile from the museum, on Sunday, July 23. Admission to the Hall of Fame is highest honor a baseball personality can achieve.